Administering VMware SureBackup Job

This example shows how to set us a SureBackup job for verifying a Microsoft Exchange server backups. The SureBackup job will use an application group containing the DC and the DNS server and a linked job that backs up the Microsoft Exchange server. The virtual lab and the application group are created in the previous sections: Working with VMware Virtual Lab and Working with VMware Application Group. The SureBackup job will be scheduled to run after the backup job.

Create a SureBackup Job

To create a SureBackup job, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Get the 'Microsoft Exchange Vlab' virtual lab with Get-VSBVirtualLab and assign it to a variable.
  2. Get the 'Production Application Group' application group with Get-VSBApplicationGroup and assign it to a variable.
  3. Get the 'Microsoft Exchange Server Backup' backup job with Get-VBRJob and assign it to a variable.
  4. Create the SureBackup job with Add-VSBJob. Set the virtual lab, the application group and the linked job using the created variables.
  5. Configure a job schedule using Set-VSBJobSchedule. Set it to run after the 'Microsoft Exchange Server Backup' backup job backup job.

# Get the virtual lab:

$vlab = Get-VSBVirtualLab -Name "Microsoft Exchange Vlab"

 

# Get the application group:

$appgroup = Get-VSBApplicationGroup -Name "Production Application Group"

 

# Get the backup job:

$backupjob = Get-VBRJob -Name "Microsoft Exchange Server Backup"

 

# Get the backup job and create the SureBackup job:

Add-VSBJob -Name "Microsoft Exchange Verification" -VirtualLab $vlab -AppGroup $appgroup -LinkedJob $backupjob

 

# Set the SureBackup job to run after the backup job:

Get-VSBJob -Name "Microsoft Exchange Verification" | Set-VSBJobSchedule -After -AfterJob $backupjob

Look for the SureBackup Job

Run Get-VSBJob to get the created SureBackup job.

Get-VSBJob -Name "Microsoft Exchange Verification"

Remove the SureBackup Job

Run Remove-VSBJob to remove the SureBackup job.

Get-VSBJob -Name "Microsoft Exchange Verification"| Remove-VSBJob